American Indian Heritage Day 2015


September 25, 2015 9:00am - 8:30pm

Join the Bullock Museum and Great Promise for American Indians in celebrating the 3rd Annual American Indian Heritage Day!

Event Summary

With House Bill 174, the Texas State Legislature named the last Friday in September American Indian Heritage Day, which recognizes the historic, cultural, and social contributions American Indian communities and leaders have made to the state.

The day will feature a range of activities with dancing and drumming performances and interactive experiences for school groups during the morning and an evening program that celebrates the traditional and contemporary arts of Texas's American Indian groups.

School Groups

Introduce your students to the culture of Texas's American Indians through first-hand experiences. Call (512) 463-6712 or email to plan your field trip to this FREE program.

Schedule of Events

Program for School Groups and Museum Visitors
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Discover the diversity of native groups that have called Texas home and find out more about groups currently living in Texas. Learn about cultural traditions including storytelling, clothing decoration, art creation, and food preparation at hands-on activity stations.

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Dancing and drumming performances by Great Promise for American Indians in the Museum lobby.

Public Celebration
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Celebrate the traditional and contemporary arts of Texas's American Indian groups. This FREE public program will honor American Indians of yesterday and today, with art displays and dancing and drumming performances. Stations to learn more about traditional art and foodways will be available both before and after the program.